- 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Society for American Baseball Research's (SABR) Pee Wee Reese Chapter will hold their 10th annual meeting at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The meeting will feature a number of speakers discussing all things baseball! Join in on the exciting conversations during this free event. Below are the speakers presenting at the meeting.
Dr. Doug Wilson on "Mr. Cub" - Doug is a former college baseball player and a SABR member who has just written Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks. He has also written biographies of Fred Hutchison, Mark Fidrych, Brooks Robinson and Carlton Fisk. His books have been finalists for the Casey Award and SABR’s Seymour Medal as the best baseball books of the year and The Bird was selected by the Library of Michigan as a Michigan Notable book for 2014. A U of L Med School grad, Wilson is an ophthalmologist and lives in Columbus, Indiana.
Cory Ritterbusch on "The Little Colonel" - A member of the SABR-Wisconsin Chapter, Cory is a lifelong baseball historian. As a child, he idolized Pee Wee Reese, and he has spent 30 years researching him. In 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Reese's birth, Cory and his family traveled to Kentucky and spent a week visiting Reese landmarks, including many in Louisville. He plans to offer fresh perspectives on the intangibles and legacy of the baseball Hall of Famer after whom our Chapter is named. An ecologist, writer and historian, he hails from Shullsburg, Wisconsin.
Harry Rothgerber on the History of the Pee Wee Reese SABR Chapter - Harry's discussion will be an illustrated, unusual, entertaining and totally fresh look at SABR in Kentucky since 1984.
Glen Sparks Speaking on Pee Wee Reese - Glen Sparks is a freelance writer based in St. Louis who has recently signed a contract with McFarland to write a full-length biography about Pee Wee Reese. A SABR member, he is looking for additional sources who can help with background, anecdotes, and personal stories on this significant figure in baseball.